Bahia Resort Hotel • William D. Evans Sternwheeler

998 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA 92109


M-Su: 8-8

Step aboard San Diego’s only sternwheeler boat available for weddings and private events up to 200 guests, and experience 19th-century elegance along with the comfort of modern amenities. With 3,200 square feet of intricate design details and endless photo opportunities, the William D. Evans wedding venue is a truly magical setting to celebrate your next chapter with the love of your life.


A Unique Floating Wedding Venue

If you’re looking for something a little different than the traditional ballroom, look no further than the fun and timeless William D. Evans sternwheeler. The majestic boat is Bahia Resort Hotel’s most popular wedding venue and its elaborate design details make a statement without the need for many additional decorations. Let your guests explore multiple levels of stunning indoor spaces (so you don’t have to worry about the weather!) as well as a third level and bow to get some fresh air and enjoy the views. As one of only a few large boats available in San Diego, the venue makes a dramatic backdrop while cruising on the picturesque waters of Mission Bay.


It’s All in the Details

As you board onto the 100-foot-long boat and explore each level, you’ll notice beautiful details that extend to every corner of the ship. Along with the stunning stained glass ceiling on the second level, the boat’s ornate ambiance includes three handcrafted wooden masts, a twelve-ton paddlewheel at the stern, pressed tin ceilings, winding wooden staircases, hand-carved mahogany doors and walls, and etched glass windows. All of these vintage details offer photo opportunities at every angle (especially on the bow!), providing a quintessential San Diego nautical experience.



Business Info


Ceremony,Cocktail Hour,Destination,Pre-Ceremony,Reception

San Diego


Catering Included

Additional Info


Up to 200

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